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Robert J. Sawyer wins big at 2017 Aurora Awards

Robert J. Sawyer

The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association named the winners of its annual Aurora Awards for the country’s best science-fiction, horror, and fantasy titles at a ceremony in Halifax on Sept. 22, in conjunction with Hal-Con 2017. The association also presented a special Best of the Decade Award, given once every 10 years, to bestselling Toronto genre author Robert J. Sawyer, who also took home the awarwd for best novel for his latest, Quantum Night (Penguin Canada).

Best of the Decade: Robert J. Sawyer, the Neanderthal Parallax trilogy (Tor Books)

Best Novel: Robert J. Sawyer, Quantum Night (Penguin Canada)

Best YA Novel: James Bow, Icarus Down (Scholastic Canada)

Best Short Fiction: Hayden Trenholm, “Marion’s War” (Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts, Laksa Media)

Best Graphic Novel: Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas, and Tamra Bonvillian, Angel Catbird, Volume One (Dark Horse Books)

Best Related Work: Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law, eds., Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts (Laksa)

Best Visual Presentation: Denis Villeneuve, Arrival, (21 Laps Ent, FilmNation, and Lava Bear)

Best Artist: Samantha M. Beiko, Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts (Laksa)

Best Fan Publication: Derek Newman-Stille, ed., Speculating Canada

Best Fan Organizational: Randy McCharles, When Words Collide

Best Fan-Related Work: Derek Newman-Stille, Speculating Canada (Trent Radio 92.7 FM)